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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I invited about 50 people to Paddy O'Sullivans Irish Bar for my birthday celebrations. After being to Ireland a couple of times I love Irish bars and this one certainly is great. Abbie & Sarah looked after all of us superbly and we had a...More

Thank mikejaniceoconnor
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Delighted your birthday went well at Paddys Mike and the Smithwicks going down well with everyone

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heads up, one of N Zeds best, Good quality value menu, cold drinks and nice view. Well served by Sheree and Maddie who unfortunately found us a bottle of Kracken proving that not all my ideas are good :) If you’re in Napier go the...More

Thank uraussiem8
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review uraussiem8 we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Whale

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Two people were already at the “wait here to be seated” sign. They looked frustrated but waiting patiently. We waited behind them while the guy behind bar made a coffee for himself. Then proceeded to rush around the front of the bar to hug a...More

Thank cliffmate
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times for dinner, with friends or on our own. We have never been dissapointed. Always great service from very friendly staff. The food is fabulous and always more than we should eat....we always do though. We will be back...More

Thank Gail B
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Looks like you are one of our regulars Gail who enjoy visiting the Thirsty. Glad you enjoy your visits and hopoe to see you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant! Fantastic food and fantastic service. Kids had a great time and enjoyed the food also.Awesome surroundings just all round worth it, will go back for sure!

Thank JodiB1269
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Thirsty JodiB1269 and thanks for the fantastic review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a brilliant combination of foods. All meals beautiful and plenty. Just the starters were a little plain, yet again plenty of it.

Thank rachelbF1156LX
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your meals rachelbF1156LX and thanks for your great review

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently caught up with a friend for lunch and she was super-keen to go to TW for their ribs (which are good apparently but just not my thing). I haven't eaten at TW for 10+ years as I don't really see it as a...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food & service. Even though we were a group of about 10 we all got our food at the same time, they all looked amazing & taste was superb. Definitely thumbs up.

Thank Lisa P
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Lisa looks like your friends birthday went well

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a delicious meal here with my husband. We both enjoyed the food and ambience. Would definitely recommend

Thank Deltasmelta
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Thirsty Whale Deltasmelta and thanks fo your great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Felt welcome as soon as we walked in, the service was great. My husband had the seafood chowder to start and he loved it, tasted exactly like his childhood memories. I had the 300gm scotch fillet, medium rare and it was perfection on a plate!...More

Thank Dayna J
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The seafood chowder is very popular Dayna and it's great you enjoyed your steak, thanks for the great review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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